Period
to 23 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Microsoft Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Excel over the 6 months to 23 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Excel
UK > England
6 months to
23 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 82 69 74
Rank change year-on-year -13 +5 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 784 2,533 3,089
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.85% 3.28% 3.27%
As % of the Applications category 36.93% 38.70% 38.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 1,547 1,928
Median daily rate £374 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.33% - +1.35%
10th Percentile £131 £176 £178
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £363 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -3.33% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 193 201
Median hourly rate £20.25 £16.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.73% -1.49% -11.84%
10th Percentile £11.07 £10.30 £9.31
90th Percentile £42.75 £37.40 £35.00
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £16.50 £16.38
% change year-on-year +36.36% +0.76% -13.82%

Microsoft Excel is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 2,123 6,546 8,044
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.72% 8.47% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,288 3,855 4,815
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £131 £150 £148
90th Percentile £594 £575 £560
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £373
% change year-on-year - +0.54% +6.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 612 736
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +6.06% +3.13%
10th Percentile £12.37 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £41.13
Median hourly rate £20.88 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +19.29% +6.06% +3.13%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England over the 6 months to 23 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England over the 6 months to 23 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel within the England region over the 6 months to 23 October 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -7 403 £400 -3.32% 60
South East -3 126 £430 +32.31% 52
North of England -17 86 £263 -21.64% 41
North West +7 67 £263 -19.23% 26
Midlands -5 57 £368 +20.49% 39
South West +11 52 £340 -2.96% 18
East of England +10 37 £288 -16.14% 24
West Midlands +2 37 £388 +29.17% 27
East Midlands +13 18 £368 +18.55% 12
Yorkshire -12 16 £265 -20.90% 7
North East -3 3 £229 -39.00% 8
Microsoft Excel
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 347 (44.26%) Microsoft
2 251 (32.02%) Finance
3 231 (29.46%) SQL
4 220 (28.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 200 (25.51%) Microsoft Office
6 152 (19.39%) Agile Software Development
7 146 (18.62%) Analytical Skills
8 129 (16.45%) Business Intelligence
9 128 (16.33%) Project Management
10 107 (13.65%) Power Platform
11 102 (13.01%) Power BI
12 101 (12.88%) Security Cleared
13 99 (12.63%) VBA
14 92 (11.73%) Data Analysis
15 88 (11.22%) Analytics
15 88 (11.22%) Problem-Solving
16 86 (10.97%) Oracle
17 85 (10.84%) Migration
18 81 (10.33%) Python
19 80 (10.20%) MS Visio
20 77 (9.82%) SQL Server
21 73 (9.31%) SharePoint
22 72 (9.18%) Windows
23 67 (8.55%) Public Sector
24 66 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
24 66 (8.42%) SC Cleared
25 64 (8.16%) Banking
26 63 (8.04%) Project Delivery
27 61 (7.78%) Risk Management
27 61 (7.78%) Management Information System

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 73 (9.31%) SharePoint
2 31 (3.95%) Confluence
3 16 (2.04%) WebLogic
4 9 (1.15%) Mule
5 8 (1.02%) CMS
5 8 (1.02%) SAS
6 7 (0.89%) Moodle
7 6 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.51%) JBoss
8 4 (0.51%) Jetty
8 4 (0.51%) MQSeries
8 4 (0.51%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 4 (0.51%) Red Hat Fuse
8 4 (0.51%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.38%) Alfresco
9 3 (0.38%) Apache
9 3 (0.38%) Documentum
9 3 (0.38%) IIS
9 3 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 220 (28.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 200 (25.51%) Microsoft Office
3 80 (10.20%) MS Visio
4 54 (6.89%) Microsoft Project
5 22 (2.81%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.89%) Camtasia
7 5 (0.64%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.38%) SPSS
9 2 (0.26%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.13%) Blender
10 1 (0.13%) InDesign
10 1 (0.13%) Sketch
10 1 (0.13%) Stata
Business Applications
1 11 (1.40%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.89%) Northgate Housing
3 6 (0.77%) SAP FI-CA
4 5 (0.64%) Primavera
4 5 (0.64%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.51%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 3 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.38%) Oracle iSupplier
6 3 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.26%) Infor M3
7 2 (0.26%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle iProcurement
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 2 (0.26%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 107 (13.65%) Power Platform
2 60 (7.65%) Azure
3 32 (4.08%) Office 365
4 27 (3.44%) AWS
5 14 (1.79%) AWS Lambda
5 14 (1.79%) PowerApps
5 14 (1.79%) Serverless
6 13 (1.66%) Azure Functions
7 9 (1.15%) Google Analytics
8 8 (1.02%) IaaS
9 7 (0.89%) Lucidchart
9 7 (0.89%) SaaS
10 6 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (0.77%) OneDrive
10 6 (0.77%) Power Automate
11 5 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (0.64%) OpenShift
11 5 (0.64%) PaaS
12 4 (0.51%) Azure Stack
12 4 (0.51%) Google Docs
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.81%) DNS
2 20 (2.55%) DHCP
3 16 (2.04%) Firewall
4 12 (1.53%) Skype
5 11 (1.40%) Network Security
6 10 (1.28%) VPN
7 9 (1.15%) TCP/IP
7 9 (1.15%) VLAN
8 8 (1.02%) Internet
8 8 (1.02%) WAN
9 7 (0.89%) Intranet
10 6 (0.77%) Radio Access Network
11 5 (0.64%) Broadband
11 5 (0.64%) LAN
12 4 (0.51%) IPsec
12 4 (0.51%) POP3
12 4 (0.51%) SMTP
12 4 (0.51%) SNMP
12 4 (0.51%) SSH
12 4 (0.51%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (13.01%) Power BI
2 77 (9.82%) SQL Server
3 37 (4.72%) Tableau
4 30 (3.83%) Data Warehouse
5 27 (3.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 24 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 23 (2.93%) Relational Database
8 19 (2.42%) MS Access
9 16 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 14 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
11 13 (1.66%) Hadoop
11 13 (1.66%) QlikView
11 13 (1.66%) Spotfire
12 12 (1.53%) MongoDB
12 12 (1.53%) Oracle Database
13 11 (1.40%) MySQL
14 9 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
15 7 (0.89%) Apache Hive
16 5 (0.64%) Big Data
16 5 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 50 (6.38%) JIRA
2 17 (2.17%) Git (software)
3 15 (1.91%) Cucumber
3 15 (1.91%) Jenkins
3 15 (1.91%) Toad
4 12 (1.53%) Selenium
5 9 (1.15%) Visual Studio
6 7 (0.89%) Postman
6 7 (0.89%) Subversion
7 6 (0.77%) JMeter
7 6 (0.77%) RStudio
7 6 (0.77%) SoapUI
7 6 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (0.64%) Gradle
9 4 (0.51%) FishEye
9 4 (0.51%) Hudson
9 4 (0.51%) Maven
9 4 (0.51%) Mercurial
9 4 (0.51%) Poseidon for UML
9 4 (0.51%) Vagrant
General
1 251 (32.02%) Finance
2 67 (8.55%) Public Sector
3 64 (8.16%) Banking
4 46 (5.87%) Telecoms
5 31 (3.95%) Manufacturing
6 27 (3.44%) Marketing
7 26 (3.32%) Front Office
7 26 (3.32%) Legal
8 25 (3.19%) Local Government
9 21 (2.68%) Retail
10 16 (2.04%) Billing
10 16 (2.04%) Law
11 14 (1.79%) Investment Banking
12 13 (1.66%) Financial Institution
13 12 (1.53%) Electronics
14 10 (1.28%) Mandarin Language
14 10 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (1.15%) Publishing
16 8 (1.02%) Back Office
16 8 (1.02%) German Language
Job Titles
1 249 (31.76%) Analyst
2 84 (10.71%) Developer
3 77 (9.82%) Data Analyst
4 64 (8.16%) Business Analyst
5 47 (5.99%) Project Manager
6 38 (4.85%) Administrator
7 34 (4.34%) Coordinator
8 29 (3.70%) Consultant
9 25 (3.19%) Junior
10 23 (2.93%) Project Coordinator
11 17 (2.17%) Data Manager
12 16 (2.04%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 15 (1.91%) Python Developer
14 14 (1.79%) Architect
14 14 (1.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 14 (1.79%) IT Manager
15 12 (1.53%) Excel Analyst
15 12 (1.53%) Financial Analyst
15 12 (1.53%) Support Analyst
15 12 (1.53%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (4.34%) XML
2 33 (4.21%) .NET
3 28 (3.57%) HTML
4 19 (2.42%) JSON
5 16 (2.04%) CSS
6 11 (1.40%) RabbitMQ
6 11 (1.40%) React
7 10 (1.28%) jQuery
7 10 (1.28%) Spring
8 7 (0.89%) AngularJS
8 7 (0.89%) ASP.NET
8 7 (0.89%) HTML5
9 6 (0.77%) COM
9 6 (0.77%) SOAP
9 6 (0.77%) Spring Boot
9 6 (0.77%) WinForms
10 5 (0.64%) .NET Framework
10 5 (0.64%) RESTful
10 5 (0.64%) STL
10 5 (0.64%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 146 (18.62%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (7.78%) Management Information System
3 31 (3.95%) NHS
4 24 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
5 21 (2.68%) User Experience
6 20 (2.55%) Derivative
7 17 (2.17%) Fixed Income
8 16 (2.04%) Data Structures
9 13 (1.66%) Virtual Team
10 12 (1.53%) OTC Derivatives
11 11 (1.40%) Hedge funds
12 10 (1.28%) CMDB
13 9 (1.15%) Smartphone
14 8 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
15 7 (0.89%) Learning Management System
16 6 (0.77%) Private Cloud
16 6 (0.77%) RSA SecurID
16 6 (0.77%) Social Media
17 5 (0.64%) Algorithms
17 5 (0.64%) Fibre Optics
Operating Systems
1 72 (9.18%) Windows
2 40 (5.10%) Unix
3 32 (4.08%) Linux
4 24 (3.06%) Windows 10
5 14 (1.79%) Windows Server
6 10 (1.28%) Windows 7
7 8 (1.02%) Apple iOS
8 7 (0.89%) Android
9 6 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.64%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.51%) CentOS
11 4 (0.51%) Debian
11 4 (0.51%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
13 2 (0.26%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (19.39%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (16.45%) Business Intelligence
3 128 (16.33%) Project Management
4 92 (11.73%) Data Analysis
5 88 (11.22%) Analytics
5 88 (11.22%) Problem-Solving
6 85 (10.84%) Migration
7 66 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
8 63 (8.04%) Project Delivery
9 61 (7.78%) Risk Management
10 59 (7.53%) Asset Management
11 58 (7.40%) Data Management
12 55 (7.02%) PRINCE2
13 53 (6.76%) Change Management
14 48 (6.12%) Visualisation
15 47 (5.99%) DevOps
15 47 (5.99%) Scrum
16 46 (5.87%) Business Analysis
16 46 (5.87%) Decision-Making
17 45 (5.74%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 231 (29.46%) SQL
2 99 (12.63%) VBA
3 81 (10.33%) Python
4 34 (4.34%) JavaScript
5 33 (4.21%) C#
6 32 (4.08%) Java
7 30 (3.83%) R
8 29 (3.70%) VB
9 21 (2.68%) T-SQL
10 20 (2.55%) PowerShell
11 19 (2.42%) C++
12 17 (2.17%) PL/SQL
13 14 (1.79%) MATLAB
14 12 (1.53%) C
15 11 (1.40%) VB.NET
16 8 (1.02%) VBScript
17 6 (0.77%) Ruby
18 5 (0.64%) Bash Shell
18 5 (0.64%) Perl
18 5 (0.64%) Scala
Qualifications
1 101 (12.88%) Security Cleared
2 66 (8.42%) SC Cleared
3 57 (7.27%) Degree
4 29 (3.70%) DV Cleared
5 17 (2.17%) ISEB
6 16 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 15 (1.91%) ISTQB
8 14 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (1.79%) PMP
9 13 (1.66%) PMI Certification
10 12 (1.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 10 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
12 9 (1.15%) CCNA
12 9 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (0.77%) CCNP
13 6 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
14 5 (0.64%) Postgraduate
14 5 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 4 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (6.25%) PMO
2 37 (4.72%) Data Quality
3 29 (3.70%) GDPR
4 24 (3.06%) QA
5 15 (1.91%) SLA
6 4 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.38%) EMIR
7 3 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 17025
7 3 (0.38%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.26%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.26%) IFRS
8 2 (0.26%) ISO 22301
8 2 (0.26%) ISO 31000
8 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.26%) MiFID
8 2 (0.26%) NIST
9 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.13%) GMP
9 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 43 (5.48%) Active Directory
2 22 (2.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (0.89%) Docker
4 7 (0.89%) HDFS
4 7 (0.89%) VMware NSX
5 5 (0.64%) NFS
6 4 (0.51%) VMFS
6 4 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.51%) vSphere
7 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.13%) SRDF
7 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.13%) XenApp
7 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (1.40%) SCCM
2 9 (1.15%) Kubernetes
3 7 (0.89%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (0.89%) vRealize
4 5 (0.64%) Ansible
4 5 (0.64%) Puppet
5 4 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.51%) Rancher
5 4 (0.51%) Salt
5 4 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.51%) Terraform
5 4 (0.51%) vCenter Server
5 4 (0.51%) vMotion
6 3 (0.38%) EnCase
6 3 (0.38%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 2 (0.26%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.13%) EMC TimeFinder
8 1 (0.13%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 347 (44.26%) Microsoft
2 86 (10.97%) Oracle
3 52 (6.63%) SAP
4 22 (2.81%) VMware
5 19 (2.42%) Bloomberg
6 15 (1.91%) Cisco
6 15 (1.91%) Google
7 10 (1.28%) Alteryx
7 10 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (1.15%) Dell
9 8 (1.02%) Northgate
9 8 (1.02%) Splunk
10 7 (0.89%) Blackboard
10 7 (0.89%) Red Hat
10 7 (0.89%) ServiceNow
11 6 (0.77%) Adobe
11 6 (0.77%) Ariba
11 6 (0.77%) Capita
12 5 (0.64%) Citrix
12 5 (0.64%) Remedy